Soft Power‘s Alyse Alan Louis on Playing Hillary Clinton (Sorta) / by David Hwang


David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's "play with a musical" — at the Curran through July 8 — turns tropes about Chinese-American relations on their head.

It’s a truism in international relations that China will overtake the United States as the world’s pre-eminent military and economic power at some point in the middle third of this century (if not sooner). But in the loose division between geopolitcal forms of dominance — in a weirdly gendered schema that equates — it remains to be seen whether China can excel at exporting pop culture the way America has since 1945.

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